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The Question Don Lemon 'Had To Ask' This Rape Accuser That Made Him A Twitter Laughingstock

When CNN's Don Lemon made the mistake of asking Bill Cosby rape accuser Joan Tarshis what she could've done differently to prevent the rape from continuing, he probably didn't anticipate the Twitter firestorm that rightly followed. Oliver Willis (@owillis) cleverly started the #DonLemonReporting hashtag to point out just how idiotic it is to ask victims what they could've done differently.

The Question Don Lemon 'Had To Ask' This Rape Accuser That Made Him A Twitter Laughingstock

Twitter is always finding creative ways to take awful comments and turn them into comedic teachable moments, and #DonLemonReporting is no different. But make no mistake: There's nothing funny about victim-blaming. It's never OK to suggest that a victim should have done something differently to avoid being sexually assaulted. When it comes to sexual violence, the ONLY person at fault is the one who chose to rape. Let's remember that, folks — even if Don Lemon can't.


Jimmy Fallon #MyFamilyIsWeird.

It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is when we get the pleasure of spending way more time than we’re used to with our families. For those of us who’ve moved away from our immediate families, the holidays are a great time to reacquaint ourselves with old traditions and to realize that some of them may be a little strange.

Every family seems to have its own brand of weirdness. In fact, I wouldn’t trust anyone who says that their family is completely normal.

On November 18, “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon gave everyone a reason to celebrate their unique families by asking them to share their favorite stories under #MyFamilyIsWeird. The responses were everything from odd holiday traditions to family members that may have a screw (or two!) loose.

Here are 17 of the funniest responses.

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Andrew Garfield with Stephen Colbert.

Andrew Garfield came onto “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to promote his new movie, “tick, tick… Boom.” What he gave instead was a truly touching story about love and loss, with a refreshing and relatable twist.

The sweet moment comes at the four-minute mark of the interview, where Colbert asked Garfield how playing Broadway composer Jonathan Larson (who died suddenly of a heart issue at the upswing of his creative career) helped him process the unexpected loss of his mother.

Instead of wishing the pain away, Garfield states, “I hope this grief stays with me.”

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